Pre-Season Ski and Gear Sale Calendar

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Sports stores across the country will soon be offering great deals on last seasons' snow-sports equipment as well as a first look at the new gear on their shelves. You may even be able to find some of next seasons' goodies on sale. Below you are some of the country's largest sales on skis, boots, boards, and more.

Alpine Ski Swap and Sale
Store: Alpine Ski Works
Dates: Sept. 10-11 and 18-19
Admission: Free
Trade in your old ski equipment from Sept. 1, through the Thursday before the sale for added discounts. Alpine Ski Works will give you 90 percent of the trade-in value for store credit or 85 percent of the trade-in value for cash.

Locations:

Cheshire, CT
1064 South Main St.
Contact: 203-272-6614
Dates: Sept. 10-11

Danbury, CT
15 Federal Rd.
Contact: 203-775-6749
Dates: Sept. 18-19

Milford, CT
1722 Rout 1
Contact: 203-877-7547
Dates: Sept. 10-11

Avalanche Ski Sale
Store: Ski Pro/Ski Chalet
Dates: November 19-21
Admission: Free
Look for new and used ski and snowboard gear and a variety of other winter sports related services at the Avalanche Ski Sale. Travel agents, tour operators, SUV dealers, real estate companies, health care representatives and more will all be on hand for your winter adventure needs. To participate in the gear swap, submissions must be made by November 12.

Location:

Phoenix, AZ
5th St. & Monroe St.
Contact: 480-962-6910

Christy Sports Tent Sale
Store: Christy Sports
Dates: Varies by store.
Admission: Free
Christy Sports Tent Sales will be offering Colorado shoppers big discounts on last year's gear and a preview of the future gear to come.

Locations:

Boulder, CO
2000 30th Street
Contact: 303-442-2493
Dates: Sept. 22-26

Colorado Springs, CO
1808 North Academy Boulevard
Contact: 719-597-5222
Dates: Sept. 15-16

Denver, CO
14371 West Colfax Avenue
Contact: 303-271-0155
Dates: Sept. 29-Oct 3

Galyan's Snow Sports Sale
Store: Galyan's
Dates: Oct. 22-29
Admission: Free
This year, Galyan's has decided to bring their annual tent sale inside to 12 stores from Maryland to the Midwest. You can preview the latest snowsports equipment and pick up last seasons' gear at bargain prices.

Locations:

Lombard, IL
810 E. Butterfield Road
Contact: 630-317-0200

Schaumburg, IL
601N. Martingale
Contact: 847-995-0200

Carmel, IN
2003 E. Greyhound Pass
Contact: 317-573-7777

Indianapolis, IN
7609 S. Shelby Street
Contact: 317-887-9220

Indianapolis, IN
Castleton Square
6020 E. 82nd Street
Contact: 317-576-0300

Leawood, KS
11801 Nall Avenue
Contact: 913-661-0200

Gaithersburg, MD
Washingtonian Center
2 Grand Corner Avenue
Contact: 301-947-0200

Minnetonka, MN
11260 Wayzata Blvd.
Contact: 612-525-020

Richfield, MN
1700 W. 78th Street
Contact: 612-869-0200

Woodbury, MN
8292 Tamarack Village
Contact: 651-731-0200

Columbus, OH
3700 Easton Market
Contact: 614-414-0200

Dublin, OH
6111 Sawmill Road
Contact: 614-798-1111

Fair Lakes, VA
12501 Fairlakes Circle
Contact: 703-803-0300

Peter Glenn Tent Sales
Store: Peter Glenn Ski & Sports
Dates: Vary by location.
Admission: Free
These tent sales offer big name brands at big discounts. You'll find all you'll need for skiing and snowboarding this winter in addition to travel gear, camping equipment, and in-line skates.

Locations:

Anchorage, AK
1520 O'Malley Rd.
Contact: 907-349-2929
Dates: Sept. 16-19

Orlando, FL
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Contact: 407-903-0543
Dates: Oct. 15-17

Tampa, FL
10330 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Contact: 813-960-2453
ates: Oct. 22-24

Newport Beach, CA
2700 West Coast Highway
Contact: 949-631-3280
Dates: Oct. 22-24

Tucson, AZ
5626 E. Broadway Blvd.
Contact: 520-745-4514
Dates: Oct. 29-31

Phoenix, AZ
2102 E. Camelback Rd.
Contact: 602-955-5150
Dates: Nov. 5-7

San Gabriel, CA
9034 E. Huntington Drive
Contact: 626-287-0736
Dates: Nov. 5-7

Princeton Sports' Giant Stadium Event
Store: Princeton Sports
Dates: Nov. 8-13
Admission: Free
This huge annual event lets you check out the 1999-2000 season's ski gear, find great sales on last season's inventory, and book a complete ski vacation. Airlines, manufacturer reps, resort booths, and travel agents are all on-hand to handle all of your ski-related needs. Live bands will perform in the evenings.

Location:

East Rutherford, NJ
Giant Stadium, Meadowlands Sports Complex
Contact: 973-779-7100

Sniagrab
Store: Gart's Sports
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA
Admission: Free
Gart's Sports' annual clearance sale spells "bargains" backwards, and that's just what you'll find. Anything you may need for the upcoming season will be on sale, but the goods won't last long.

Locations:

Boulder, CO
1600 28th
Contact: 303-449-9021
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Colorado Springs, CO
5025 N. Academy Blvd.
Contact: 719-532-1020
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Denver, CO
1000 Broadway
Contact: 303-861-1122
Dates: Sept. 4-30

Boise, ID
1301 N. Milwaukee
Contact: 208-378-9590
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Burnsville, MN
1300 W. County Rd. 42
Contact: 612-435-3500
Dates: Setp. 4-TBA

Coon Rapids, MN
10 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Contact: 612-786-2200
Dates: Setp. 4-TBA

Minnetonka, MN
12380 Wayzata Blvd.
Contact: 612-544-1700
Dates: Setp. 4-TBA

Richfield, MN
1150 W. 78th St.
Contact: 612-861-1200
Dates: Setp. 4-TBA

Roseville, MN
1750 W. Highway 36
Contact: 612-638-3000
Dates: Setp. 4-TBA

Reno, NV
4813 Kietzke Lane
Contact: 775-828-1234
Dates: Sept. 4-26

Orem/Provo, UT
1290 S. State St.
Contact: 801-224-9115
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Salt Lake City, UT
Sportscastle-5600 S. 900 East
Contact: 801-263-3633
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Riverdale, UT
1060 W. Riverdale Rd.
Contact: 801-392-8545
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Tukwila-17450 Southcenter Parkway
Contact: 206-575-2100
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Everett-505 SE Everett Mall Way
Contact: 425-347-8988
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Lynnwood-19800 44th Ave. West
Contact: 425-712-0900
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Puyallup-4425 S. Meridian
Contact: 253-841-1510
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Bellevue-44 Bellevue Way NE
Contact: 425-456-0600
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Seattle, WA
Tacoma-1905B S. 72nd Ave.
Contact: 253-572-9000
Dates: Sept. 4-TBA

Snowbird Ski and Sport Swap
Store: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Date: Oct. 1-3
Admission: $1 (ages 13 and over), Free (ages 12 and under, and Snowbird employees)
Snowbird's annual Ski and Sport Swap allows people to put their used gear up for sale and to look for bargains on new and used outdoor gear for all seasons. Interested participants can check in their gear anytime between 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 30. Skis and snowboards cost $5 apiece to enter and $2 apiece for all other gear. Twenty percent of the proceeds go toward the nonprofit Snowbird Ski Racing Association. If your gear is not sold, you can pick it up by 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, otherwise it will be considered a donation.

Location:

Utah Hwy 210, Snowbird, UT
Snowbird Center, entry 2-Cottonwood, Rendezvous, and Alpine Rooms
Contact: 801-933-2110

Swap at Ski Chalet
Store: Ski Chalet
Date: Dates vary by store.
Admission: Free
Hundreds of sports enthusiasts from skiing, snowboarding, in-line skating and kayaking are expected to participate in Ski Chalet's gear swaps. People can trade in old equipment and clothing in good condition and find deals on used gear. A percentage of all consignment sales will go to the nonprofit volunteer Ski Patrol organizers.

Locations:

Tysons Corner, VA
8338 Leesburg Pike
Contact: 703-761-3040
Dates: Oct. 9-10

Arlington, VA
2704 Columbia Pike
Contact: 703-521-1700
Dates: Oct. 16-17

Richmond, VA
8902 West Broad Street
Contact: 804-527-2900
Dates: Oct. 16

Chantilly, VA
4060 Walney Road
Contact: 703-631-7880
Dates: Nov. 13-14

Chalet
Date: Dates vary by store.
Admission: Free
Hundreds of sports enthusiasts from skiing, snowboarding, in-line skating and kayaking are expected to participate in Ski Chalet's gear swaps. People can trade in old equipment and clothing in good condition and find deals on used gear. A percentage of all consignment sales will go to the nonprofit volunteer Ski Patrol organizers.

Locations:

Tysons Corner, VA
8338 Leesburg Pike
Contact: 703-761-3040
Dates: Oct. 9-10

Arlington, VA
2704 Columbia Pike
Contact: 703-521-1700
Dates: Oct. 16-17

Richmond, VA
8902 West Broad Street
Contact: 804-527-2900
Dates: Oct. 16

Chantilly, VA
4060 Walney Road
Contact: 703-631-7880
Dates: Nov. 13-14